Most vomiting and diarrhea in infants and children is caused by viruses. Luckily, it is usually short lived and self-resolves. In the meantime, it is best to try to keep your child well-hydrated and comfortable.
Be on the lookout for signs and symptoms of dehydration: the inside of the eyes and mouth will dry out, infants will not make tears, an infant’s soft spot may appear sunken, and there will be little/no urine output in a 6-8 hour period. If you think your child is dehydrated, call your doctor OR go directly to the nearest emergency room. You do not need our permission to take your child to the ER if you are concerned. However, we encourage you to contact us so we may recommend the most appropriate setting for evaluation.